Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: Can I pay my bill automatically each month?

A: Your water/sewer bill can be set up with a monthly ACH transaction from your account. This transaction will post to your account on the 15th of each month (if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, it will post the next business day). You will still receive the billing statement so you can deduct the amount from your checking account each month.

Please click on the link below to pull up a copy of the ACH authorization form. You will need to attach a voided check to this form. You may mail the form or bring it by the District Office. There is also a drop box located on the north side of the office building.

We must receive this form two weeks prior to the auto pay date to have the ACH Payment be effective for the current month's water/sewer bill.

This Direct Payment Plan saves time and money. Your payment is always on time, even if you are on vacation or out of town. If you have any questions, please call 676-3396.

ACH Form

Q: What if I have an emergency after hours?

A: If you have an emergency after hours, please call our main telephone number, 676-3396. You will be prompted to choose OPTION "NUMBER 5" from the menu. This will put you into direct contact with the person "on-call" for that day.

Q: What are AOS fees?

A: In 2003, 2006 and again in 2009, the Colorado City Metropolitan Board of Directors instituted policies whereby Availability of Service (AOS) charges would be assessed on property where water, sewer, or both water and sewer lines were installed and ready for connection within one hundred feet of any property line. AOS charges are assessed solely for the purpose of paying principal of and interest on any outstanding indebtedness and shall not be used to pay any operation or maintenance expenses of, nor capital improvements within or for the district.

After incurring fines from the State Public Health in 2002, the District acquired a loan from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority in the amount of $1,878,538. These loan funds were used to replace the Wastewater Treatment Plant. In 2006, the Water Treatment Plant had to be constructed to meet current and projected needs as well. The cost of this construction was $1,847,804.

The original water treatment and sewer plants were built in the 1960’s with over 60 miles of water and sewer lines within the Colorado City Metropolitan District boundaries. Approximately, 1,000 residences and businesses are within the District, leaving insufficient funding available to maintain or meet current federal and state quality standards and expected usage requirements for either plant. The District acquired financing to meet the current and projected needs for the next 20 years. The AOS charges were assessed to help meet the principal and interest payments for these loans.

The property you own in Colorado City has the water and/or sewer lines available for you to tap into when you build on your property. Your property values reflect this availability of service. Not all lots can be developed easily, but we must bill all lots equitably.

You can quickly locate your property by using the Pueblo County website and entering the unit and lot numbers. The property can be viewed up close in a satellite image. A number of overlays can quickly inform the user of zoning, jurisdiction, etc. Additional information such as sales reports, abstracts, assessed valuations and average sales of new and existing homes is available. The website is located at www.co.pueblo.co.us. You will click on Departments, then Assessor, then Property Search.

You can click on the links below to view the 2003, 2006, and 2009 resolutions passed by the board and the State Statute concerning AOS charges (32-1-1006 CRS).

AOS State Statute

AOS Board Resolutions

Q: When are the Board of Director meetings?

A: The Board of Directors' meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

There is also a Board Workshop meeting on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

All meetings are held at the Metro District Office located at 4497 Bent Brothers Blvd. in Colorado City

Q: Can I pay my bill with a credit card in person or online?

A: You may pay your bill by credit card, in person or online. Please have your account number and the amount of your bill to pay online. You may also call our office and pay over the phone. Our number is (719)676-3396.

Just CLICK HERE to pay your credit card online.

There will be a small fee on each transaction. This fee goes to the state which maintains this credit card option for small government entities. Colorado City does not receive any of the fee for this service.

Q: How may I obtain a copy of your most recent Audit?

A: Fieldwork for our annual audit usually begins in mid-May and lasts for approximately two weeks. The official Audited Financial Statements are ready for Board review and approval at the July regular meeting, after which, the copy is available to the public.

Please click the link below to see the audit in pdf format. You may print a copy for your review.

2013 Annual Financial Report